Discover Essaouira city as a local!

Duration: 3h
Languages: English
Guru: Miriam
Registered on March 22, 2023

Hi I'm a crazy Californian who moved to Morocco, specifically Essaouira around 9 years ago. I work with the cats here and just chill :) I love meeting new people and showing them this amazing city! My Whatsapp is +212633529426

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
    This tour allows payment by electronic means or credit card

Tour description

Most important information: Guruwalk only allows me 5 bookings, please feel free to message me and join even if there are no more spots available!! :)

Hey welcome to this amazing magical city!
I came here 9 years ago and got hooked and stayed. So it might be your first time in Morocco or just first time in Essaouira, well hopefully you get to see a little of the magic that so many others have seen here!

I'm not so great on dates of history but you will get to see and hear about the historical places in this small beach town. My tours will show you around the most interesting locations and some little hidden cool places that you wouldn't see otherwise. Think of it as a tour but like a friend is showing you around their hometown, not super formal or boring as a normal tour.

Places I will show you with a few things sprinkled in between 

  • The fishing port
  • Skalla the cannon fortress
  • Mellah the old Jewish quarter and synagogue 
  • The best Argan cooperative in town where you can see it being prepared and learn about Argan oil
  • Fish market 

There's more than just that list that we will visit! Book now this fun and interesting tour!

If you want to book a large group, feel free to send me a message, happy to have anybody on tour, the more the Merrier! 

My whatsapp is +212633529426 if you have any questions 

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Place Moulay Hassan, Essaouira 44000,...
    Place Moulay Hassan, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
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    We can meet in front of Taros restaurant I will be the tall chubby white girl, very easy to recognize, brownish red hair

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Port d'Essaouira
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Northern Scala
  • 3
    Outside visit
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Argan cooperative
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Traditional oven

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Anja 15 Sep 2023

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Travelled alone - Sep 2023
Easily one of the best tours I ever did because a) Miriam is one of the nicest persons you will ever meet b) she really cares about Essaouira and the people who live here c) the tour was both informative and fun d) she has a vast knowledge about her town and seems to know everyone d) and so much more! Take this tour, you will not regret it plus you‘ll be introduced to lots of cute kittens and puppies :D I thoroughly enjoyed it!
Meredith 15 Sep 2023

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Travelled alone - Sep 2023
Miriam reminded me of a friend who is a tour guide in New Orleans! You can tell she is connected with community in Essaouira because she would greet and be greeted by many people. Her enthusiasm for the cats is evident and endearing and she is a great guide for a general overview of the city. Her tour is a good mix of history and enhancing a traveler's experience in Essaouira; She is ready with the inside info and happy to show you how the locals do things. I enjoyed talking to another American and seeing the city through her lens.
Tom Yousef 13 Sep 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
Miriam is fantastic! Could not recommend a tour with her more. As a diaspora Moroccan, I was curious as to what a tour by a non-Moroccan would be like - however Miriam is very much one of the locals! She knows everyone and everyone knows her, and this relaxing and enjoyable tour sees you wandering through the medina and seeing it in a more up close and personable way than any tour I’ve been on previously. We had a wonderful afternoon, and I couldn’t recommend her more highly.
Ricardo 10 Sep 2023

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Travelled in group - Sep 2023
Lovely walking tour with quality info. Essaouira is a lovely and lively town. Miriam is American, but very much entrenched in Morrocon culture. She is one of yhe locals and knows has the best tips for you. If you are in Essaouira, then this tour is one of the things to do.
Mai Phi 07 Sep 2023

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Travelled in group - Sep 2023
The Tour was amazing. If you wanna get an authentic experience in essaouira you should definitely book the tour with Miriam. She took her time to show us the best local places.
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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